Does it Really Cost You Nothing to Hire an Accident Lawyer?

by Josue Tavorn

Whether it be on television commercials, radio or telephone book covers, people have been bombarded with the notion that it will cost nothing for an injured person to purse their rights to recover compensation for their injuries. As a result, many unsuspecting clients of personal injury lawyers become frustrated and disappointed as to why their cases are taking so long to settle, if ever.

In many personal injury cases throughout the nation, injured clients seeking the help of a professional and ethical personal injury attorney are not getting the help they deserve. Why? Because all too many personal injury attorneys will accept any and all clients claiming an injury without putting needed out of pocket expenses into developing a client’s case thoroughly.

It is technically true that in many personal injury cases an injured person does not owe an injury attorney anything until a financial recovery is awarded. This financial fee arrangement is called a “contingent fee.” This fee does not award an attorney fee unless and until an injured person is awarded a financial settlement for their injuries. However, what is not often discussed is how will an injured client be awarded a sufficient monetary settlement for their wrongful injuries if the accident lawyer is unwilling or unable to produce the financial resources to develop an injured client’s case before either an insurance company or jury.

Pardon the pun, but top injury financial settlements or jury awards do not just happen by accident. It takes time and vigorous effort to coordinate the resources and information to present a top quality legal claim for your injuries.

In today’s world, to enhance the true value of a personal injury case, many areas of expertise need to be developed and coordinated by your personal injury attorney. Like the Car Accident Attorney Kansas City, experts in many fields including accident reconstruction, impairment specialists and other experts must be consulted and employed by your injury lawyer depending on the type of case being pursued.

If an accident attorney is unwilling to advance needed expenditures to enhance the value of your injury case and demands that the burden for these expenses be placed upon you, the injured client, either 1.) your accident attorney does not truly believe in the merits of your case or 2.) your accident attorney does not have the financial resources to bring your injury case to trial.

The moral of this all too unfortunate story is that BEFORE investing months or even years of your life into pursuing the compensation you rightfully deserve with the wrong injury attorney, make it a point to know that the accident attorney either believes in your case enough to advance his own money into it from the start or has the financial resources to sufficiently develop the merits of your case at all.